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People Committee

The People Committee supports the National Statistician and Government Statistical Service (GSS) Heads of Profession (HoPs) in providing a world class statistical service. It works to strengthen the GSS as a community for sharing best practice and team working. The committee also focuses on recruitment, personal development, talent management, and retention for the Government Statistician Group (GSG), in line with the GSS Strategy.

The committee meets four times a year and has four main responsibilities.

  • Advising the GSS Professional Support Team on the development of people policies for the GSS.
  • Implementing the Strategy for UK statistics.
  • Give advice to Heads of Profession on people issues.
  • Developing key reference documents that support professional development in the GSG, including the Statistician Competency Framework.

Each year, the committee develops a programme of work for approval by the National Statistician and Heads of Profession for Statistics,

The present Chair of the Committee is Neil McIvor, the Deputy Head of Profession for Statistics at the Department for Work and Pensions. The membership is made up of senior managers from UK government departments and devolved administrations.


Latest news

25 January 2017

GSS Professional Support is offering an exciting opportunity to be part of the GSS People Committee which supports the National Statistician and Government Statistical Service (GSS) Heads of Profession (HoPs) in providing a world class statistical service. It works to strengthen the GSS as a community for sharing best practice and team working. The committee also focuses on recruitment, personal development, talent management, and retention for the Government Statistician Group (GSG), in line with the GSS Strategy.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic member of the GSS to take on the role of secretariat for the committee from February 2017. The role will expose you to the most senior levels of the GSS and give you a unique opportunity to see how decisions are made that affect the whole of the GSS.

For more information about this opportunity, see the full role description.